• 2017 ESARDA Symposium

    2017 ESARDA Symposium

    The 39th ESARDA Annual Meeting will take place at the Meliá Düsseldorf on 16-19 May 2017. The Call for Papers is available. Registrations to the event are open! Read More
  • 16th ESARDA Course

    16th ESARDA Course

    Regsitrations Open! The 16th ESARDA Course will be held at the JRC, Ispra, Italy on April 3rd – 7th, 2017. For more information visit the 16th ESARDA Course page. Read More
  • New ESARDA Library

    New ESARDA Library

    The ESARDA Library is finally back online. The software that runs the library has been completely updated and also new documents that were previously missing have been added. Read More
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ESARDA at a Glance

ESARDA is an association of European organisations formed to advance and harmonise research and development in the area of safeguards. It also provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas between nuclear facility operators, safeguards authorities and persons engaged in research and development. ESARDA was formed in 1969 with the purpose of facilitating collaboration in R&D in the field of safeguards and in the application of such R&D to the safeguarding of source and special fissile materials.

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NA-NT-WG News

Report on ESARDA NA/NT Working Group is available

The Report on the NA/NT WG Workshop that tool place in Oxford last March is available for download.

ESARDA NA/NT workshop was held at Oxford University, UK. 45 experts participated the meeting that was held 27-28 March 2014. The topics of the workshop covered, inter alia, anti-neutrino detection systems, new neutron detectors, safeguards R&D programmes, non-proliferation, treaty verification, arms control and advances in simulations, nuclear data and novel measurement methods. Highlights, of this meeting are collected in this document.

Download the Report here.

ESARDA NA/NT workshop was held at Oxford University, UK. 45 experts participated the meeting that was held 27-28 March 2014. The topics of the workshop covered, inter alia, anti-neutrino detection systems, new neutron detectors, safeguards R&D programmes, non-proliferation, treaty verification, arms control and advances in simulations, nuclear data and novel measurement methods. Highlights, of this meeting are collected in this document.

NA/NT WG Oxford 2014 Meeting Presentations

Presentations of the Novel Approaches / Novel Technologies Working Group that took place on 27-28 March 2014 at Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford.

Session 1: Neutron Detection Technologies

1. He-4 detectors (Giovanna Davatz and Rico Chandra)
2. He-3 replacement R&D and user requirements  in nuclear safeguards and nuclear security (Hamid Tagziria)
3. Nordic inter-comparison of neutron detectors (Philip Holm, Kari Peräjärvi, Harri Toivonen)
4. A Scalable 3He-free neutron detector system for multiple applications (M. A. Foster, D. Ramsden, M. Dallimore, G. Dermody)

 

Session 2: Safeguards R&D Programmes

1. Production of 236gNp and 236Pu at NPL (Simon Jerome, Cyrus Larijani, Peter Ivanov and Paddy Regan)
2. U.S. Next Generation Safeguard Initiatives (Taissa Sobolev)
3. Technology Foresight approaches and challenges (Dimitri Finker)

 

Session 3: Non-Proliferation, Treaty Verification and Arms Control

1. The Comet method for non-proliferation and verification calculations (Farzad Rahnema and Dingkang Zhang)
2. On-going work on detectors for treaty verification: low-dose active interrogation and air vehicles applications (Anna Erickson, Richard Lanza, Mark Costello)
3. Challenges in CTBT technical verification (Mika Nikkinen, Monika Krysta, Matthias Auer)

 

Session 4: Antineutrinos

1.  The DPRK and Iran - case studies in antineutrino reactor monitoring (P. Huber)
2.  WATCHMAN: a demonstration of Remote Reactor Monitoring with Gadolinium Doped Water Detectors (A. Bernstein)
3.  Development of Lithium-6 based segmented detector for monitoring of reactor anti-neutrinos close to the surface (A. Vacheret, N. Ryder, P. Scovell and A. Weber)
4.  Anti-neutrino emission from fuels with high proliferation resistance (T. Shiba, Sandrine Cormon, and Muriel Fallot)
5.  A Safeguards Friendly Device for Monitoring Reactor Anti-Neutrinos with T2K Technology (M. Murdoch)
6.  Quest for very compact anti-neutrino detectors (R.J. de Meijer, M.W. van Rooy, F.D. Smit and S.W. Steyn)

 

Session 5: Simulations, Nuclear Data and Novel Measurement Methods

1. Computational optimisation study of shielding and collimator to enhance threat detection for radiation portal monitors (M. R. Gilbert, L. W. Packer, L. Morgan)
2. Nuclear Data provided by Nuclear Data Section for Safeguards (S.P. Simakov, N. Otsuka, V. Semkova, M. Verpelli, V. Zerkin)
3. Initiative to develop an international standard for list-mode data acquisition related to radioactivity measurements (John Keightley)
4. Development of list mode data acquisition in neutron counting for scientific, safeguards and educational applications (J. Huszti)
5. The Improved Measurement Techniques and Radioactive Materials Analysis Methodologies  of the Enea Agency in the Framework of Security and Safeguards activities for the Additional Protocol (G. Giorgiantoni)